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A very common FAQ. For unformatted sequential, the most common current operating systems have no convenstions though older OS's often did. Most Fortran libraries do this by adding record length information at the beginning and end of each record the copy at the end helps when backspacing records.
I'm moderately surprised that your read suceeded.
There are several solutions to this. Ordered from least-recommended to most recommended the ordering based on my personal opinion. Wait for f2k, when it will be more straightforward. Not very practical for now, I know. I just wanted to mention it. Eventually, this will probably become the most recommended, but for now it is just a side-bar.
I don't personally recommend this approach for this problem. I think it raises too many complications, including some portability concerns. But again, I'll mention it. Some people do use this approach. Many of the vendor extensions are conceptualy similar to the approach standardized in the f2k draft, so this would make for simple conversion to the f2k standard form when f2k comes out.
There can be complications to this, depending on the application, but if your application fits it, it is the most portable of all the current approaches. Seems like your application fits quite well. With direct access, you specify the record length.
Thus the system does not have to store record length information in the file - and almost no current systems do. The records are just defined to be chunks of data of the size that you specify.
For some applications, this means that you need to buffer data into blocks. This can be bothersome. But at least for the simple case you show, this isn't a problem. You could define the record length to be the length of the whole file.
For some files, the file structure guarantees that the file will be an integral number of records in size. For completely arbitrary files, this can be a problem - you might know nothing about the file size a'priori.
A record size of 1 bytw would work in principle, but that can be both awkward and very inefficient.If this array was written with a single Fortran write statement with this type of file, then you have four or eight bytes to skip over, then the array, then four or eight extra bytes.
You can probably figure this out by viewing the file with a hex editor. An internal file is a CHARACTER object such as a constant, variable, substring, array or array element, and is most often used for converting between CHARACTER and other data types.
It is accessed only with READ and WRITE statements with . Fortran 90 ArraysFortran 90 Arrays But, Fortran 90 won’t check it for you 8 check it for you. Use of Arrays:Use of Arrays: 2/3 WRITE(*,*)statements.
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You have 11 write statements there; with this setup you can only read one of those quantities in at a time (subsequent "file/format=unf" statements will replace earlier reads).
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> I have a binary write statment that errors out when I'm writing huge > files (1 Gbit +). On smaller files (~ Mb) it works just fine. Was > wondering if there is a size limit on binary write in fortran.